Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe with Bananas and Fudge Topping

    strawberry ice cream with fudge on a cone

    Is there anything better on a warm summer day than a scoop of ice cream? Unfortunately, store-bought ice cream often contains a number of preservatives, food additives, and plenty of sugar. This sugar-free strawberry ice cream recipe made with bananas and topped with chocolate is a healthy alternative to commercial ice cream.

    For this strawberry ice cream recipe, you’ll need an ice cream maker to help churn your cream into the cold treat you love. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you could try a no-churn version using sweetened condensed milk and unsweetened whipped cream, but it won’t have quite the same texture and consistency as the real deal.

    We like using a banana in our recipe for added flavor, but feel free to omit this if it’s not your taste. We think the classic trio of strawberry, banana, and fudge makes this an irresistible summer dessert most will enjoy.


    Cook time: 30 minutes
    Prep time: 10 minutes
    Idle time:



    For ice cream:
    1. Place bowl from ice cream maker in the freezer overnight.
    2. In an 11-cup food processor, purée strawberries, banana and lemon juice. Add cream, milk, Swerve and vanilla extract. Pulse a few times to mix.
    3. Turn on ice cream maker and pour mixture into the opening at the top of the machine into frozen ice cream bowl. Run machine for 25 to 30 minutes.
    For fudge topping:
    1. In a double boiler, melt unsweetened chocolate with agave. When melted, whisk in almond milk and vanilla until smooth. Immediately drizzle over frozen ice cream and garnish with extra toppings if desired.

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    Updated by Beeta Hashempour on 5/22/2018

    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.